ABOUT THIS REPORT:
This non-technical research brie or policymakers and practitioners summarizes recent analyses romthe Measures o Eective Teaching (MET) project on identiying eective teaching while accounting or dierences amongteachers’ students, on combining measures into composites, and on assuring reliable classroom observations.
Readers who wish to explore the technical aspects o these analyses may go to www.metproject.org to fnd the three companionresearch reports:
Have We Identifed Eective Teachers?
by Thomas J. Kane, Daniel F. McCarey, Trey Miller, and Douglas O.Staiger;
A Composite Estimator o Eective Teaching
by Kata Mihaly, Daniel F. McCarey, Douglas O. Staiger, and J.R. Lockwood;and
The Reliability o Classroom Observations by School Personnel
by Andrew D. Ho and Thomas J. Kane.Earlier MET project bries and research reports also on the website include:
Working with Teachers toDevelop Fair and ReliableMeasures of Teaching
(2010).A white paper describing therationale or and componentso the MET project’s studyo multiple measures oeective teaching.
Learning about Teaching:Initial Findings from theMeasures of Effective TeachingProject
(2010). A researchreport and non-technicalpolicy brie with the sametitle on analysis o student-perception surveys andstudent achievement gainmeasures.
Gathering Feedback for Teaching: CombiningHigh-Quality Observationswith Student Surveys and Achievement Gains
(2012). Aresearch report and policy/practitioner brie with thesame title with initial fndingson the reliability o classroomobservations and implicationsor combining measures oteaching.
Asking Students aboutTeaching: StudentPerception Surveys and Their Implementation
(2012). A non-technicalbrie or policymakers andpractitioners on the qualitieso well-designed studentsurveys and implicationsor their implementationor teacher eedback andevaluation.January 2013
ABOUT THE MET PROJECT:
The MET project is a research partnership o academics, teachers, and education organizationscommitted to investigating better ways to identiy and develop eective teaching. Funding is provided by the Bill & MelindaGates Foundation.The approximately 3,000 MET project teachers whovolunteered to open up their classrooms or this work arerom the ollowing districts: The Charlotte-MecklenburgSchools, the Dallas Independent Schools, the DenverPublic Schools, the Hillsborough County Public Schools,the Memphis Public Schools, the New York City Schools,and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.Partners include representatives o the ollowinginstitutions and organizations: American Institutes orResearch, Cambridge Education, University o Chicago,The Danielson Group, Dartmouth College, EducationalTesting Service, Empirical Education, Harvard University,National Board or Proessional Teaching Standards,National Math and Science Initiative, New Teacher Center,University o Michigan, RAND, Rutgers University,University o Southern Caliornia, Stanord University,Teachscape, University o Texas, University o Virginia,University o Washington, and Westat.
MET Project Teachers